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1 hour ago, Nursecop818 said:

Tanks two month birthday/anniversary today!!! 

 

Today was a tank therapy day, watching my tank, reading a horrible textbook, watching my tank... 

 

I did take a break to add two new zoas, a gorg, and a baby sun coral. The zoas and gorg are all already opening and seem to be acclimating happily. The sun coral

doesnt look overly UNhappy, just not open and extended yet. 

 

Changed out the carbon bags today to get them on an even schedule and because my nitrates have been reading a bit higher for some reason the last two times I’ve tested. I’m not sure I trust the results because all the corals are open and happy and beautiful in the day and the monti especially is starting to extend polyps like it’s super happy. The acro? Well it’s still moody and impossible to please, but not dead, so I’m still working on it. 

 

I added the TINIEST amount of kalk to my ATO water to help get the pH up, which was sliding a bit. I think I put in 1/16th of a tsp in 2.5 gallons, and have since diluted it a bit more since the level in the tank dropped. But the pH came up nicely back to 8 so I was happy. Will now have to watch it very carefully! 

 

Overall I've reached a pretty happy stasis point on the tank where I’m doing once a week water changes. I would like to push those out but I doubt that will happen, especially with the addition of the NPSs to the tank. The fish, coral and crabs all seem happy and everyone has stopped bickering and fin picking at the moment. My husband has even decided he likes the tank enough to consider allowing me to feed my addiction further with a second tank soon! So, more to come with that in the future.

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New sun coral

 

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New zoa- candy apple I believe

 

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New zoa- fire an ice (of course! GOT is coming back!!)

 

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Fire and Ice zoa without yellow filter

 

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New gorgonian

 

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New gorgonian

 

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FTS- tank two month birthday today!!!

 

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Candy apple zoa

 

Happy Birthday little tank!!! 😃

 

 

 

and yay for a possible new tank!! 

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2 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

 

Happy Birthday little tank!!! 😃

 

 

 

and yay for a possible new tank!! 

Maybe in May for my birthday. Gotta work a few more shifts before he will feel a little more comfortable shelling out the moolah for the tank/stand, heater, back up battery/surge protector, rock, sand, fish, and a couple of filter media I won't have enough of. Bill was gonna run me a fair chunk so will need to actually work a couple of full pay periods to facilitate it (I'm not actually full time anymore so I don't usually pull full time hours). 

 

At any rate, I'm REALLY excited about the prospects of adding to my addiction!! omgomgomg:haha::naughtydance:

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Today was water change day and RODI/SW making day. Seemed to take ALL DAY LONG. I need to start actually writing down how much salt I actually use when I make a bucket because having to dilute it then make more RODI and even more SW is a drag. But now I have plenty of both. Wah Wah.

 

The tank looks super happy today and I noticed that the favia, grape euphyllia and original zoa (Dragon Eye) have grown!! So happy to see proof that I'm doing something right with the feeding and chemistry, lights and temp. However, I did make a not so great discovery tonight, which I couldn't see until I pulled the tank away from the wall a little more than it had been so I could get behind it. The ugly paly I introduced originally is dying because I glued the new arch structure on top of it (no loss), but it for some reason is causing a GHA bloom. A small and very localized one at the moment. And possibly the increased nitrates I keep seeing? I plucked as much of the GHA out as I could tonight and some of the dead paly, and I may dose with peroxide tomorrow. Kind of glad the ugly thing is croaking though. I never found it very pretty.

 

 

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HEEEEELLLLLPPPPP!!!!

 

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I seeeeeee you......

 

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New growth on the favia, to the far left. 

 

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The Red Baron

 

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Maybe I like this shell better??? 

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5 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Today was water change day and RODI/SW making day. Seemed to take ALL DAY LONG. I need to start actually writing down how much salt I actually use when I make a bucket because having to dilute it then make more RODI and even more SW is a drag. But now I have plenty of both. Wah Wah.

 

The tank looks super happy today and I noticed that the favia, grape euphyllia and original zoa (Dragon Eye) have grown!! So happy to see proof that I'm doing something right with the feeding and chemistry, lights and temp. However, I did make a not so great discovery tonight, which I couldn't see until I pulled the tank away from the wall a little more than it had been so I could get behind it. The ugly paly I introduced originally is dying because I glued the new arch structure on top of it (no loss), but it for some reason is causing a GHA bloom. A small and very localized one at the moment. And possibly the increased nitrates I keep seeing? I plucked as much of the GHA out as I could tonight and some of the dead paly, and I may dose with peroxide tomorrow. Kind of glad the ugly thing is croaking though. I never found it very pretty.

 

 

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HEEEEELLLLLPPPPP!!!!

 

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I seeeeeee you......

 

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New growth on the favia, to the far left. 

 

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The Red Baron

 

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Maybe I like this shell better??? 

 

Looking good in there. 😀

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Haven't figured out the right light spectrum for the gorgonian or the sun coral yet. I'm running a Current Orbit LED system. Anybody have any settings that work well with gorgs and sun corals I could try out?

 

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